So much has been happening lately that I haven’t found time to update this blog. Here are the highlights (on which I’ll try to comment more fully in future posts): Transatlantic Literary Ecologies (a book of essays I co-edited with John Miller of Sheffield University) was published by Routledge in January; my new album Watershed Sessions (produced by Canadian roots/blues icon David Essig) was shipped a couple of weeks ago; two books to which I’ve contributed chapters have been published (Cambridge University Press’s A Global History of Literature and the Environment and Edinburgh University Press’s Companion to Atlantic Literature). I also signed a publishing agreement with Palgrave for my essay on “Bruce Cockburn’s America”; my tribute to the late great Canadian ecoocritic Sylvia Bowerbank has been published online in The Goose; and I’ve been writing and recording songs with multi-media artist extraordinaire Paul Marcano. On top of all this activity, I’ve been teaching two courses at UNBC: a first-year undergraduate introduction to literature, and a senior seminar on the novels of Jane Austen. It’s good to be busy!